Posts Tagged "HTML"

A Brief Overview of Honey Pot Form Fields

What is a honey pot field? Honey pot fields are HTML form fields that you put into your forms designed to catch bots (automated scripts that fill in forms attempting to spam). These fields are put in so that bots see them but humans do not. Perhaps the field is put into the form but hidden from normal users using a CSS style like "display: none;" or "visibility: hidden;". Since most ...

Review of “Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery” Book Set

As a programmer always thirsty to learn new tech, I also love to get a refresher and learn something new in the process. That is why a couple of times a month I go to the local bookstore (Chapters here in Canada) and browse many of the new books in stock. Over the last few years especially, the computer book section has gotten a bit sparse. It makes sense, many ...

Tips for Building HTML Emails

If you have ever tried your hand at building an HTML email you may have quickly discovered that a lot of the techniques you use for the desktop/mobile web simply don't work. Designing HTML formatted emails these days, and have them work on the plethora of email clients out there flawlessly, is quite a chore. It makes you feel like you are designing with one arm tied behind your back ...

AJAX Powered Lightbox

You may or may not have heard about "Lightbox". This script is well known for creating the effect of dimming out a page and showing an element (like a picture or page) in the foreground at full illumination. Against the dark background this makes the element pop as well as disables the background temporarily for the user. The effect is nice for things like photo galleries or showing text snippets. ...

Directory Tree Script with PHP

The old saying goes "The world is but a file and I, a lonely man, shall list it in the cosmos!" Ok, I made up the new old saying but haven't you ever wanted to add a basic file directory listing script to use with your own file manager? Maybe something that can simply list the contents of a directory (its subfolders and files) and even make them expandable/collapsible like ...

Behind the Div Overlay

I surf around a lot and like to visit other forums where people ask questions and provide answers. I explore the programming and design forums and often see tons of questions regarding "How do I make a div overlay on Myspace?" Or more importantly, how do they make an div overlay period. What are these overlays? How do you do them? And how might you use them to alter pages ...